A reproduction of the original key to Oz made by Zara Taylor in tribute to the 1985 kids film Return to Oz, a personal favourite of the designer
At £35 it's more than I would usually pay for a piece of jewellery, but as soon as I saw this necklace I knew one day I would simply have to own one
I waited a fair while but Mr N eventually gave in to my constant haranguing and the giant thudding sound of hints being dropped and realised he would get no peace until he caved
It hasn't left my neck since
Ever since I started blogging I have wanted to do a post about this film but I have always been put off as I thought I could never do it justice. It's my favourite ever Disney film but one of it's least successful commercial outings. I'm not surprised. It's creepy as heck. I mean what kind of kids film starts with the main character (a child) visiting a sanatorium for 'electric healing'?
"Why do you need to tie me down?"
So basically, Dorothy ends up escaping from the 'clinic' amid a thunderstorm and the anguished cries of the "damaged" people in the cellar and finds herself back in a desolate Emerald City
Along with all kinds of strange creatures, including the maniacal wheelers
The film is based on the books "The Marvellous Land of Oz" and "Ozma of Oz".by L Frank Baum, and incorporates the original character of Princess Langwidere, ruler of the city of Ev. In the film Langwidere, complete with her hall of interchangable heads becomes Mombi, princess of Oz under the Nome King.
who likes to wear womens shoes
I've kind of always wanted to be Mombi
Is it a dream or is it real? I found this post which gives a much better in depth analysis of the plot and symbolism therein than I could ever give
As for me, I'm now fully equipped to escape should I ever be surrounded by wheelers